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[SPEAKING MAORI],, or good afternoon, if it is the afternoon where you are. Welcome to lesson 5. In this lesson, you will learn five goals. These are quality education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, and decent work and economic growth. Throughout this lesson, you will look at key vocabulary and parts of speech, such as nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs. You will also have some discussion questions to think about. [SPEAKING MAORI] See you later.

4. Quality Education

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Education changes over time. What is to be learnt, why it is to be learnt, and how it is to be learnt are all questions that need to be answered. Sustainability in education means educating people from early on. The University trains hundreds of students to be teachers. It constantly improves teaching professions and school curriculum through the College of Education. The College of Education trains pre-school, kindergarten, early childcare, primary, secondary, as well as tertiary students to deliver quality and sustainable teaching practices.

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In this way, education is always being improved, recycled and reused. Providing continuous education that can be taught to all kinds of people in different situations means that more people have access to knowledge and skills. This is what quality education means. For example, there are Summer School Programmes, that are offered to people that might not be able to attend lectures, or courses during the year. There are also many students who volunteer each year (about 20,000 hours) to support local and national projects related to educational needs, such as home tutoring, online, or face to face lessons, webinars, etc. There are also over 500 free, general public lectures, seminars, and events offered throughout the year.

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This is how education has become sustainable. It is sustainable because it is on-going, reaches many people, and is improved, recycled, and reused.

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1. creating 2. primary 3. constantly 4. access 5. projects 6. lectures
*Note: this vocabulary has been filtered through the Academic Word List from sublist 1 – up to and including sublist 5. Therefore, this course is designed to fit Intermediate Level English language learning students and above
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